Sue Repko

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer


Author's Bio

My essays have been named notable in The Best American Essays 2016, 2017 and 2019. “What A Bullet Can Do” also won the 2019 Maine Literary Award for Short Nonfiction. Other works of creative nonfiction have appeared in Hazlitt, The Southeast Review, Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, Hippocampus, Literal Latte, The Common, The Keeping Room, Princeton Alumni Weekly and elsewhere. I am the co-author of Legendary Locals of Pottstown (Arcadia, 2013), which tells the history of my hometown through the stories and images of critical figures, past and present. 

I have an MFA from Bennington College, a master’s in city and regional planning from Rutgers University, and a degree in psychology from Princeton University. I currently live in Maine and teach English at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. I have given readings at KGB Bar, (the late) Cornelia Street Café, Princeton Arts Council, The Word Barn (Exeter, NH), Book & Bar (Portsmouth, NH), and Quiet City Books (Lewiston, ME). In April 2019 I launched, a literary clearinghouse to promote book club discussions about works of literature dealing with gun violence, which has been the focus of much of my nonfiction work over the past decade. Prior to that, my fiction appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Broken Bridge Review and elsewhere. 


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On the Page
Rose and Thorn
Runes: A Review of Poetry
Tattoo Highway

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Last update: Jan 15, 2021